Earlier this week, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association challenged the Progessive Conservative government repeal of the the updated 2015 sex-ed curriculum.
The teachers claim the repeal is unconstitutional, and it puts children at risk by failing to meet the needs of todays students.
The updated curriculum put in place by the Liberals taught students about online bullying and sexting, but opponents objected to parts addressing same-sex relationships and gender identity.
Minister of Education Lisa Thompson says the interim sex-ed curriculum in place now is just fine.
The interim curriculum was updated and topics were added by the province last August, but experts have said say it still uses vague language and broad topics from the ORIGINAL 1998 outline.
Experts have said that the interim curriculum largely still uses the vague language and broad topic outlines used in the 1998 document.
Thompson said during their province-wide consultations, there was strong support of reviewing the sex-ed curriculum every five years or so to make sure it remains up to date in the future.
She said keeping in contact with staff and students is important moving forward, but didn’t specifically mention the ongoing court challenge.